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      DDoS and Brute Force Attacks   09/18/2016

      From the day following upgrade to the new forum software, 15th Sept until the 19th, we were under a concerted attack by a person or persons using a number of 'bots and other people's Proxy networks to carry out what is called a Distributed Denial of Service attack, which is a method by which these 'bots submit thousands of requests to the website per second to overload the server and bring the site to its knees.  While this was going on, they were also making Brute Force attacks on our remote communications port to try and breach the server so they could do anything from format the hard drives to change ownership of the site, and bombarding the mailserver with similar bogus requests, some of which left some rather telling details behind.  This was followed up a couple of days later with a further attack that left more data to sift through, which we have passed on to our IT forensics people.On the advice of our Lawyer and fellow member JohnT, we yesterday informed the National Crime Agency and requested their assistance with the matter, and in an ongoing dialogue with them to find the culprits, so we are allowing them access to the server and its logs.    We don't believe that this is a random attack on balance, but for 5 days and a further evening we had to put up with some disturbance and interruption to the usually fast response of the website as we are seeing now that the attack has ended.  We will prevail, and don't worry about it.  We were the target, and these people will not win.  Karma will catch up with them   Mike, Greg, Dave & Julien.
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Basosz

Lots to do... so little time

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I've started this Hornet about... a long time ago but never finished it. Now I am preparing for the Mustang STGB and need some space on my bench. So the Hornet will have to turn blue to make it an Angel.

It only needed painting so that's what I did today alongside an exercise Stang build.

No pics of the priming stage so this is what it looks like now:

Is it blue enough? Probably not. It's a very hard colour to replicate with Revell Aqua paints. Still, I think I've done good enough.

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Different bits also sprayed

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Thank you mish :) This is only the first of several

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Looking good Basosz. My Academy 1/32 Hornet keeps calling me (bought in a moment of madness in the MZ sale)

Cheers

Jim

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Looking good Basosz. My Academy 1/32 Hornet keeps calling me (bought in a moment of madness in the MZ sale)

Thanks. I got frustrated by the decals yesterday and almost made it a non-RC-but-still-flying-model-plane. The fit of the decals is pretty bad and they had a tendency to break so I just wanted to finish it and be done.

It's now done.

If you don't particularly like it, neither do I but at least it's off the bench :P

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Right then... got a bit of a boost from the F-104G cockpit in the Big Scale GB so I had a go at finishing some German stuff I had started a long time ago. It's a Sd.Kfz 10/4 with FLAK 30 and this is where I left it before the Kick up the Backside:

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And this is what I have done to kinda sorta finish it. This will go in a diorama with about 15 other vehicles and even a Bronco Bailey Bridge and will receive some final weathering when that Dio is on the table (or rather... when the Dio IS the table... I plan to make it huge) but for now I'm calling this done:

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Now that's muddy

I know :P That's the whole idea since the Dio is going to be based in the Ardennes in 1944. Mid winter and in terrible weather. I'm going to make the conditions for those plastic Germans absolutely despondent :D

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